Daydream Vacation- "Dare Seize the Fire" (MP3)

Sound it Out # 28: Daydream Vacation- "Dare Seize the Fire"

I’m pretty sure Dave Einmo is some kind of pop music savant. He has a band called Head Like a Kite in which he’s the only consistent member and where he combines movie samples with rock-leaning electronic grooves and often has interesting guests join in with vocals. One of those those singers on last year’s Dreams Suspend Night was Asya, formerly of the band Smoosh (Remember Smoosh? They were the band of cool tween sisters from Seattle that you saw all in all the “bands to watch” lists 6-7 years ago...they were like the anti-Hanson. Asya started singing for Smoosh when she was 12. She’s 20 now).

So, Asya’s first song with Head Like a Kite was called “Daydream Vacation” and she and Dave recently decided to be a full time band called just that. I like it that Einmo named Head Like a Kite after a lyric from The Shins and that Daydream Vacation is a play on Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation. This is a man who is not afraid to pay tribute.

Daydream Vacation’s debut, self-released record is called Dare Seize the Fire and they’ve generously offered this free download of the title track. (If the HTML5 widget below doesn’t work for you, you can go here to listen). It’s an extremely fun, summery song that went directly onto most of my playlists.

If you happen to be in Seattle, you might want to head on over to their record release party on Saturday night. It should be a fun time.


      1. Got it – thanks for the hint!  Firefox, y u no mp3?

        And yes, I had to fire up rickety old IE.  I don’t feel the need to download every browser that wants my attention.  And there are a lot.

    1. Thank you so much!  No need.

      Seems like about 1% of sites are anti-firefox, and this is one.  But IE did the job.

      1.  Works for me in Firefox.

        I run Noscript and often have to turn it off for boingboing, as they tend to load scripts from something like 30 different domains for every page.

        1.  How annoying.  My only addon is Adblock, and I disabled it, and no widget.  Oh well.  Mp3 get.

  1. Did she get this look on her face because she heard about the lady getting her butt stuck to the toilet seat at Walmart with superglue?

      1. Makes perfect sense as far as I can tell.  (maybe you should have said, “your comment makes no sense TO ME”).  

        1. When did we start worrying whether or not comments make sense? Did I miss a memo?

      2. With all due respect

        That was your first mistake.  None is due!

        your comment makes no sense.

        It was an inside joke for regular Boing Boing readers.

        You see, that’s one of the many benefits of being a regular Boing Boing reader happy mutant; You’re able to make sense of inane jokes made from a tasteless cow.

        CowTip: This was the post directly above this one.

  2. It’d be nice to read a single comment that’s relevant to the song posted, which is pretty damn great.

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